George E. Wagener, Jr., born May 7, 1925 in Charleston, S.C. the eldest of 5 children, died October 11, 2009. Mr. Wagener served in the U.S. Army under Generals Patton and Montgomery, and was wounded in the Battle of the Bulge, leading to his receiving both The Purple Heart and The Bronze Star. He attended MIT and Georgia Tech where, in 1948, he graduated with a degree in Industrial Engineering. George worked with Georgia Power and later The Southern Company for 38 years, and after retiring remained as a consultant. He sang tenor in several church choirs, the last of which being First Baptist Church of Lawrenceville, for over 30 years. He participated in the Gwinnett Choral Guild and performed twice at Carnegie Hall, once in Russia, and at several venues in the Atlanta area. George married Edith Justice Arnold on October 23, 1974. Their union blended her daughter Faye with his three daughters and two sons from their previous marriages. They enjoyed nearly thirty-two years together before her demise on September 7, 2006. Survivors include stepdaughter and stepson-in-law (and primary caregivers); Faye and Tony McMichael and their daughter Taylor, daughter and son-in-law ; Angelia Wagener Crozier and Richard E. Crozier, Lakeland, FL, daughters; Myra Wagener Berthiaume and Beverly Wagener Pierson, and sons; George E. Wagener, III and Charles R. Wagener, all of Plymouth, MA., 6 grandchildren, 1 great granddaughter, several nieces and nephews, brothers-in-law & sisters-in-law; Joe & Tense Justice, Lawrenceville, GA, Doug & Juanita Justice, Dacula, GA, sisters-in-law; Edna Justice, Dacula, GA, Rochelle & Bill Sedgwick, Deltona, FL, Dot Justice, Stone Mountain, GA. In addition to his wife Edith, George is preceded in death by his sisters; Elizabeth Wagener McMillan, Jane Wagener Perry, and Dorothy Wagener Graham, and brother; Nelson Keeney Wagener. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, October 14, 2009 at ll:00AM at Wages Lawrenceville Chapel, with Dr. Inman Houston officiating. Interment Gwinnett Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Tuesday, from 2:00PM - 4:00PM and 6:00PM - 8:00PM at the funeral home. Those desiring may make donations to The American Cancer Society, Gwinnett County Unit, or Lakeland Volunteers In Medicine, 1021 Lakeland Hills Blvd. Lakeland, FL. 33805 Condolences may be sent or viewed at www.wagesfuneralhome.com. Services entrusted to Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC Lawrenceville Chapel. 770-963-2411.